Three reasons Chelsea need to step up their bid for Marco Verratti

According to The Metro, Chelsea have been given a boost in their attempts to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti this summer with the player’s agent admitting that he could be tempted by a move away from the French capital.

Blues manager Antonio Conte is looking to bring in a new central midfielder before the start of next season with the futures of Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas far from certain, and he has been linked with the Italy international as well as the likes of Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko.

And the Italian boss may have been given the biggest hint that the 24-year-old could be ready for a move to Stamford Bridge with his agent saying he could be ready to leave PSG and play for a team that wins trophies with the Ligue 1 outfit losing out to Monaco in the title race.

In an interview with Tuttosport, via Football Italia, his agent Donato Di Campli said: “There’s the will of PSG to keep him at all costs.

“Now it’s clear: money isn’t enough. Appeal is also needed, and in the last four or five years, the French club haven’t done enough to improve in that regard.

“Juventus are much more attractive because champions are attracted to winning teams.”

Even though PSG want to keep him, the admission will certainly give Conte hope that he could tempt the midfielder to move to the Premier League.

Here are three reasons Chelsea must step up their bid for Verratti…